or


[11/12/12 - 01:37 PM]
MTV Names Susanne Daniels President of Programming
Daniels was formerly head of programming at The WB, President of Entertainment at Lifetime and Director of Comedy Development at FOX.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV NAMES SUSANNE DANIELS PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING

Former President of Entertainment at The WB Network and Lifetime Entertainment to Oversee Development and Programming at MTV

New York, NY - November 12, 2012 - MTV (a unit of Viacom Inc. NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today announced that programming veteran Susanne Daniels - formerly head of programming at The WB Television Network ("Gilmore Girls," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Dawson's Creek," "Smallville," "Charmed"), President of Entertainment at Lifetime ("Army Wives," "Drop Dead Diva"), and Director of Comedy Development at FOX ("Living Single," "Martin") - is joining MTV as President of Programming. Daniels will oversee all development and programming for the network, including scripted and reality series, news and documentaries, production and talent. She will be based in Los Angeles, and report to Van Toffler, President of MTV Music & Logo Group, and Stephen Friedman, President of MTV.

Addressing the milestone hire, Toffler said, "Susanne's delivered more breakthrough pop culture hits in one decade than most producers do in their entire lifetimes. Very few people have the talent and instincts to consistently develop shows that connect with young audiences, but Susanne has thankfully kept in perfect touch with her juvenile side and we're extremely lucky she will now be joining our restless, creative family here at MTV."

Friedman added, "MTV is committed to constantly pioneering new, groundbreaking programming - our audience demands it of us - and I can't think of a person better equipped to help us deliver on this promise than Susanne. Her vision, creativity and proven track record will be an enormous addition to our already stellar stable of top-notch programming talent."

After almost three years at MTV, David Janollari, current Head of Programming, decided to not renew his contract.

"David played an important role in advancing MTV's leadership position the last few years - particularly in fortifying our scripted programming strategy with such hits as 'Teen Wolf' and 'Awkward' and the critically acclaimed 'I Just Want my Pants Back,'" added Friedman. "We will always be grateful for his contributions and wish him the best."

Daniels will begin her new role at MTV effectively immediately. In 1994, she began an incredible run as President of Entertainment at The WB Network (now The CW) generating a string of culture-defining hits including "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Dawson's Creek," "Felicity," "Angel," "Smallville," "Gilmore Girls," "7th Heaven" and "Charmed." She then went on to oversee all programming at Lifetime Television and Lifetime Movie Network - the two highest-rated women's networks on television - as well as Lifetime Real Women. During her tenure there, she created the breakout hits "Army Wives" and "Drop Dead Diva," as well as their all-time highest rated movies "Fantasia" and "Human Trafficking," and advanced Lifetime's position as the #1 women's channel. Earlier in her career, Daniels served as Director of Comedy Development at Fox Broadcasting Company ("Martin," "Living Single") and Director of Variety, Reality and Specials at ABC Television Network (the Academy Awards, "American Detective," "America's Funniest People"). She began her career as an assistant to Lorne Michaels at "Saturday Night Live," and after just one year, was promoted to Manager of Development for Michaels' Broadway Video Entertainment, where she helped unleash "Kids in the Hall" upon an unsuspecting world.

Daniels said, "I grew up watching and loving MTV. It's remained a dynamic, young and meaningful brand. I'm excited to be a part of it and work with Stephen and Van, two people whom I've admired for a long time."

Most recently in a consulting role, Daniels has been credited for helping boost ratings at Oprah Winfrey's OWN, and now brings to MTV a sterling record of developing hit shows that viscerally connect with the network's core audience of young women. She also serves on the prestigious boards of The Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Children Now and Common Sense Media, among other advisory roles. Additionally, Daniels is an accomplished author and frequent guest speaker at industry events. She and her husband Greg Daniels (Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Fox's "King of the Hill" and Executive Producer of both NBC series "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation") reside in Los Angeles with their four children.

MTV is the number one, full day, ad supported cable entertainment network for the coveted P12-34 audience, with more top ten cable series for the year (FY' 2012) than any other network (3 of the top 10). MTV is also the top global youth media brand according to Interbrand.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





  [november 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· ARMY WIVES (LIFETIME)
· AWKWARD (MTV)
· BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (UPN)
· CHARMED (WB)
· DAWSON'S CREEK (WB)
· DROP DEAD DIVA (LIFETIME)
· GILMORE GIRLS (CW)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· TEEN WOLF (MTV)











[01/31/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 92% of Last Week's Rating in Adults 18-49, Which Matched Its Highest Result Since Its Season Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Hits 10-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Takes Home Demo Crown with "Shark Tank"
The network's reality mainstay leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/30/15 - 03:44 PM]
Video: "Game of Thrones" - Season 5 Trailer
The show's 10-episode fifth season kicks off on Sunday, April 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/30/15 - 02:01 PM]
Production Has Started in New Orleans on "Zoo," CBS's New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
The series starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie will premiere in summer 2015.

[01/30/15 - 01:30 PM]
HBO Greenlights Miniseries "Lewis and Clark," Starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, With Production to Begin This Summer
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are among the executive producers.

[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
Airdate of March 25 Set for "Nashville: On the Record 2," One Hour Music Special Featuring Performances by the Cast and Special Superstar Guest Reba
Direct from Nashville's world famous Grand Ole Opry House, cast members of ABC's acclaimed primetime series "Nashville" will take the stage to perform songs from the show and provide candid interviews backstage.

[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Family Begins Production and Announces Cast of Two Comedy Pilots: "Kevin from Work" and "Tough Cookie"
Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.

[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
HGTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
USA Network Announces Super Bowl Spot for "Dig"
The 15-second spot will feature clips from the international production, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Chart Topping Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX Will Get the Party Started for Super Bowl XLIX at "VH1 + Papa John's(R) Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops"
Joining tonight's celebration is Super Bowl XLIX's esteemed National Anthem singer Idina Menzel.

[01/30/15 - 09:06 AM]
"Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up," A Unique Hybrid of Comedy, Confession and Life-Saving Information, Debuts Feb. 14, Exclusively on HBO
Taped at the Levity Live Comedy Club inside the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY, the special showcases O'Donnell's skills as a laugh-out-loud stand-up comedian, while incorporating a vital message literally near and dear to her heart.

[01/30/15 - 08:44 AM]
Series Finale of "Parenthood" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since December 11, 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates the First Night of the February Sweep with the Return of TGIT, Scoring its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Season-Premiere Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return with a Demo Victory
"Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" return up double-digits from their fall finales in adults 18-49.